Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Sister Nivedita University has been committed to promoting high-quality teaching and economic research. Faculty members are drawn from different areas of expertise with a wide range of teaching and research experience and have been updating their skills by regularly attending conferences, seminars and workshops. The department awards a wide range of academic degrees spanning bachelors, masters and PhDs. It is a matter of great satisfaction that students and faculty act in unison to make teaching-learning process a highly purposeful mission.

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Courses Years Semester Eligibility Criteria Marks Required
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics 3 6 Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Any stream with Maths) 50%
M.Sc. in Economics 2 4 Passed/Appeared B.Sc Economics (Hons.) 50%
Dr. Navin Kumar Jha


A graduate with first class degree in Economics Honors from TNB college, Bhagalpur, Dr. Jha had his Post graduate and Ph D from BRA Ambedkar Bihar University. Dr. Jha has a total of 20 years of teaching experience at degree and Masters level in different prestigious institutions. He served for more than a decade in Royal University of Bhutan, where he received Civil Service award of Royal Government of Bhutan in 2015. Prior to joining Sister Nivedita University, he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Christ University, Bangalore. His research interest and areas of specialization include Public Policy, Macro Economics, Economic History and Health Economics. He has published 19 research papers in national and International reputed peer reviewed journals. He has presented 14 research papers in national and international Seminars and conferences. He has also authored a book on Problem of Child Labor. Dr. Jha has supervised research work of Post-Graduation and MPhil students. He has also developed curriculum of Economics Honors and MA Economics for Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.

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Dr. Pradip Chouhan

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Pradip Chouhan had his Post Graduate degree from the Department of Economics, Tripura University, securing a first-class first position. He is UGC- NET qualified (2013). He has also obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Economics department, Tripura University, where he worked as a guest faculty before joining the Department of Economics, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata. Along with teaching, he worked on various research projects as a research assistant. Furthermore, he has numerous research articles in his credit published in UGC listed and peer review journals. His areas of research interest are Agricultural, Labour, North-East, and Development Economics.

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Dr. Kalpita Ray

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

Dr. Kalpita Ray is a UGC NET qualified scholar (2018) and has been awarded with a PhD in Industrial Economics from University of Kalyani, West Bengal in 2019. She has completed her Masters in Economics (with specialization in Econometrics) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (2011) and has pursued her Graduation as B.Sc (H) in Economics from University of Calcutta (2009). Her area of research interest includes Democracy and Labour Economics besides Industrial Economics. She has accomplished a couple of research-cum-publication work on the issues of right of Muslim women in India in some reputed journals and edited books. She has also actively participated and presented key research papers in different conferences among top institutions. Before joining Sister Nivedita University, she had worked as a Guest Lecturer in Dept. of Economics in Bangabasi College, Kolkata (2012-2016), covering wide range of topics among students in different streams (Hons. and Pass course).

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Dr. Gopa Ghosh

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

Dr. Gopa Ghosh had joined Sister Nivedita University in September, 2019. She received the degree B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from Bidhannagar College in 2007 and pursued her M. Sc. from the Department of Economics, Calcutta University in 2009. She has done M.Phil from Jadavpur University (2012) under the guidance of Prof. Joyashree Roy and her research work was on Status of Mitigation Strategies of Manufacturing Industries for West Bengal. She is UGC- NET qualified. She has done her PhD Degree under the guidance of Prof. Madhumati Dutta from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur in April, 2019 and the title of her thesis is “Using Decomposition Analysis to Determine the Causes of the Increased Use of Energy in Production: A Case Study of West Bengal”. She has also published research papers in different peer reviewed journals and edited book till date and presented her research paper in national and international seminars. She has the knowledge of database of official statistics; CSO database, National Industrial Classification Code (NIC), database of Energy Statistics, Census of India, RBI database, database of Statistical Abstract and Statistical Handbook of West Bengal and India. Her research interest includes Energy Economics and climate change and Environmental Economics.

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Farhat Naaz

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

A post graduate with a first class degree and P.hd from Burdwan University. She has core Interest in the field of Migration, poverty and employment. She has many publications in some reputed journals.

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Sharbaree Chaudhury

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

Sharbaree Chaudhury had her Economics Honors and Post graduate degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She is UGC-NET and SLET qualified scholar. She has 1 & ½ Years Research Experience in Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She taught in Dhruba Chand Halder College and Vijoy Garh Jyotish Ray College as Guest Faculty before joining SNU. Her research interest includes Pollical Economy of Trade Policy

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